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Hagan Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone Armagh and Derry): shortened Anglicized form of O'Hagan from Gaelic Ó hÁgáin ‘descendant of Ógán’ a personal name from a diminutive of óg ‘young’. Compare Hogan . English: from the Middle English personal name Hagan or Hagen mostly representing Old Danish Haghni or Old Norse Hǫgni ‘protector patron’ especially in Norfolk where the name is well attested in the 12th- and early 13th-centuries. It may have been reinforced by Norman use of ancient Germanic Hagano Hageno Hagino but there is no certain evidence for this in Anglo-Norman England. In Norfolk the name was confused with the Middle English personal name Hakun. It also developed to Hane and Hayne (see Hain ). English: variant of Hacon with voicing of the intervocalic consonant from the Middle English personal name Hacun (Old Norse Hákun from ancient northern Germanic elements meaning ‘horse’ + ‘kindred’). Hacon is found mainly in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hogan, Fagan, Hagen, Pagan, Sagan, Haga, Hasan, Hargan, Hanan, Haran

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Where is the Hagan family from?

You can see how Hagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hagan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 259 Hagan families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Hagan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hagan families in 1911.
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What did your Hagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hagan. 47% of Hagan men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hagan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hagan were Tinsmith and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Tinsmith
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Servant
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Hagan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Hagan. For the veterans among your Hagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hagan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hagan in 1941 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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